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Provides learners with sufficient knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to identify and explain the impact of human activities on the physical environment on the global, regional and local scales and measures that can be taken to reduce environmental degradation.
Key themes explored in the course include environmental worldviews, ecosystems, biodiversity, waste, renewable and non-renewable energy.
Ideal for those studying biochemistry for the first time, this proven book balances scientific detail with readability and shows you how principles of biochemistry affect your everyday life. Designed throughout to help you succeed (and excel!), the book includes in-text questions that help you master key concepts, end-of-chapter problem sets grouped by problem type that help you prepare for exams, and state-of-the art visuals that help you understand key processes and concepts. In addition, visually dynamic "Hot Topics" cover the latest advances in the field, while "Biochemical Connections" demonstrate how biochemistry affects other fields, such as health and sports medicine. The accompanying OWL homework offers end-of-chapter problems in digital form, giving you on-demand access to hints, solutions, and other information directly related to the problem.
This major, definitive anthology of writings is a complete and up-to-date guide to environmental literacy. This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, Environment is a book that even specialists can learn from. Ten innovative case studies--climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment-are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analysis. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies.
Begon, Townsend, and Harper's "Ecology" has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the first principles of ecology to the current state of the field, and aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems of the new millennium.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes: three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankinddiscussion of over 800 new studies, updating the text throughoutan updated, user-friendly design with margin notes and chapter summaries that serve as study aidsdedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/begon
The resulting textbook is easy to use, lucid and up-to-date, and is the essential reference for all students whose degree program includes ecology and for practicing ecologists.
These study guides cover the basic concepts and skills required in a subject at first-year level and combine generic academic skills, professional skills and academic content. They simplify difficult concepts and allow the student to practice and apply these concepts. Each chapter covers the key areas of skills, ideas and practice. The step-by-step approach promotes an understanding of complex concepts. Practice for the exam exercises at the end of each chapter help students prepare for the exams. Tips are provided on how to cope with learning in the tertiary environment.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BIOETHICS, 8E, International Edition provides balanced coverage and detailed analysis of key topics in bioethics, including human reproduction; euthanasia and assisted suicide; genetics and genetic testing; the right to health care; organ donation and transplantation; human and animal research; as well as policy and planning for public health threats. With a diverse range of classic and contemporary essays and landmark court cases written by influential scholars and judges, this anthology will help you understand bioethics from a variety of perspectives.
In the past, the natural environment and business were often seen as competing interests. Now, world leaders recognise that the future depends on a new approach to business, operating in harmony with the environment.
In Environmental Management – A Business Management Approach, the vital connection between environmental management and business sustainability is clearly outlined. The book gives students and practitioners insight into the impact business and lifestyle decisions have on the natural environment, and how this in turn affects the long-term sustainability of business.
It also gives an overview of key environmental principles and the need to balance these with business activities.
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: OCR Level: A Level Year 1 and AS Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2016 Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through their course whilst delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond.
Suitable for both concept- and context-led approaches, this book features: 'ResultsPlus' Examiner feedback which draws on past exam data to help students avoid common pitfalls and build better answers. Exam-style questions - including the multiple-choice style - to offer plenty of practice ahead of the exam. Worked examples that provide step-by-step guidance on how to tackle exam questions. Guidance on Practical Assessment helps students to write better AS visit/case study and practical reports. Thinking tasks, quick questions and checklists enable students to track their own progress and revise more effectively.
It soon became clear that Africa was far more than political skulduggery, starving refugees and mind-numbingly overcrowded cities. It was also full of the most astounding creatures on earth that did the damnest things. Did you know that albatrosses use howling jet streams to criss-cross the planet? Or that dams cause earthquakes? Or maybe that most seahorses dance at dawn?" the author writes in the preface of this extraordinary title. This title, which is drawn from the author's monthly columns for "Getaway" on natural history, is full of humour, detail and speculation. It moves between disciplines as "nature's many quirks" are revealed and "startlingly large questions are dredged from little things ordinary folk pass over with hardly a glance.
A clear introduction to the complex and fast moving field of
"Human Molecular Genetics"; recommended for""students studying the
subject as part of a general biology, genetics or medical
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure-function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting "What We Don't Know," introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
Written by an experienced author, teacher and examiner and endorsed by Eduqas, this book offers high quality support you can trust. / Each topic includes detailed explanations and underpinning knowledge, all written in clear uncomplicated language. / 'Going further' and 'Study points' provide support and challenge for higher and lower ability students. / Exam practice and skills guidance is provided for the assessment objectives. / Requirements for practical work are thoroughly supported throughout. / Numerous questions, tests and tips help ensure you have a good grasp of the key content for each topic.
Endorsed by WJEC, this book offers high quality support you can trust. / Each topic includes detailed explanations and underpinning knowledge, all written in clear uncomplicated language. / 'Going further' and 'Study points' provide support and challenge for higher and lower ability students. / Exam practice and skills guidance is provided for the assessment objectives. / Requirements for practical work are thoroughly supported throughout. / Numerous questions, tests and tips help ensure you have a good grasp of the key content for each topic.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Endorsed by Edexcel Supports Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology B (9BI0) specification Build investigative skills, test understanding and apply biological theory to topical examples with this Edexcel Year 1 Student Book - Supports all 16 required practicals with activities and questions to help students explain procedures, analyse data and evaluate results - Provides clear definitions, as well as explanations, of the meanings of all technical vocabulary needed for the new specification - Helps bring students up to speed with a summary of prior knowledge and diagnostic questions at the start of each chapter - Offers assessment guidance with Exam Practice Questions at the end of each chapter, graded by difficulty to support progression, along with Challenge Questions to stretch more able students - Mathematical skills throughout and a dedicated 'Maths in Biology' chapter explaining key concepts and methods - Develops understanding with free online access to Test yourself Answers and an Extended Glossary. Edexcel A level Biology Student Book 1 includes AS level
"Vegetation Description and Data Analysis: A Practical Approach," Second Edition is a fully revised and up-dated edition of this key text. The book takes account of recent advances in the field whilst retaining the original reader-friendly approach to the coverage of vegetation description and multivariate analysis in the context of vegetation data and plant ecology.
Since the publication of the hugely popular first edition there
have been significant developments in computer hardware and
software, new key journals have been established in the field and
scope and application of vegetation description and analysis has
become a truly global field. This new edition includes full
coverage of new developments and technologies.
For non-majors and mixed-majors introductory botany (plant biology) courses. Plant Biology focuses students on the function of plants and the role they play in our world. With evolved content and a new organization, the authors emphasize the scientific method to help students develop the critical thinking skills they need to make sound decisions throughout life. Together, the emphasis on how plants work and the development of critical-thinking skills support the authors' goal of fostering scientific literacy.
This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.
Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens'
The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory
and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists
and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key
information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds
of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical
As one of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Fifth Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Fifth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as well as addresses new research on the roles played by healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, and nutrient-gene interactions. This text is written by an expert author team, this text benefits from a broad range of normal and clinical nutrition expertise from registered dietitians and researchers, meant to help you understand all the major concepts. Available with InfoTrac (R) Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A level Subject: Science / Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 An ActiveBook is included with every Student Book, giving your students easy online access to the content in the Student Book. They can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to their wider reading. Perfect for supporting work and revision activities. Student Book 1 supports a standalone AS course and provides the first year of a two-year A level course; Student Books 1 and 2 together support the full A level course. A cumulative approach to learning constantly builds on what has previously been taught. The chapter openers highlight prior learning requirements and link to future learning. The required maths skills are highlighted at the start of each chapter providing opportunities for students to check understanding and remedy gaps. Bigger spreads require students to read real-life material that's relevant to the course and use knowledge in new contexts. Accompanying questions require students to analyse how scientists write, think critically and consider issues. Preparing for your exams sections highlight the key differences between preparing for an AS and full A level exam. Practice question spreads provide opportunities for students to regularly check their understanding using questions written in the style of the new exams from day one.
Exam Board: OCR Level: A level Subject: Science / Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 An ActiveBook is included with every Student Book, giving your students easy online access to the content in the Student Book. They can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to their wider reading. Perfect for supporting work and revision activities. Student Book 1 supports a standalone AS course and provides the first year of a two-year A level course; Student Books 1 and 2 together support the full A level course. A cumulative approach to learning constantly builds on what has previously been taught. The chapter openers highlight prior learning requirements and link to future learning. The required maths skills are highlighted at the start of each chapter providing opportunities for students to check understanding and remedy gaps. Bigger spreads require students to read real-life material that's relevant to the course and use knowledge in new contexts. Accompanying questions require students to analyse how scientists write, think critically and consider issues. Preparing for your exams sections highlight the key differences between preparing for an AS and full A level exam. Practice question spreads provide opportunities for students to regularly check their understanding using questions written in the style of the new exams from day one.
Exam Board: Salters Nuffield Level: A level Subject: Science / Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 An ActiveBook is included with every Student Book, giving your students easy online access to the content in the Student Book. They can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to their wider reading. Perfect for supporting revision activities. Student Book 1 supports a standalone AS course and provides the first year of a two-year A level course; Student Books 1and 2 together support the full A level course. A cumulative approach to learning constantly builds on what has previously been learnt. Each topic is introduced within a wider context. Concepts are revisited and developed in later topics. Integrated math sand stats support directs students to online maths resources. Thinking Bigger spreads require students to use knowledge in new contexts and think about connections and develop essential assessment skills throughout course. Real-life articles engage students with current biological writing and develop scientific literacy skills needed for A level and beyond. Checkpoints consolidate knowledge through summarizing tasks Practical activities provide opportunities for students to practise their skills and develop understanding of practical requirements. Material has been updated to reflect revisions, additions and deletions to changes in the subject content.
2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences Category! Larsen's Human Embryology works as a well-organized, straightforward guide to this highly complex subject, placing an emphasis on the clinical application of embryology and presenting it in an easily digestible manner. Ideal for visual students, this updated medical textbook includes a superior art program, brand-new online animations, and high-quality images throughout; clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development, based on all of the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding, keep you abreast of the latest knowledge in the field. Take advantage of the most current advances in molecular biology and genetics. Review the material in a flexible manner that meets your specific needs thanks to a user-friendly design. Access high-yield content and quickly locate key information with help from newly condensed text and additional summary tables. Take advantage of key pedagogical features such as opening "Summary" boxes. Visualize complex concepts more clearly than before through a superior art program and outstanding clinical content and images throughout. Reinforce your understanding of the material and how it will relate to real-life scenarios with "Embryology in Practice" clinical closers added to each chapter. Access the complete contents online at Student Consult! View animations on Eye and Ear Development, test yourself with multiple self-assessment questions, and more!
Completely revised new edition of the market-leading Biology textbook for SL, written for the new 2014 Science IB Diploma curriculum. Now with an accompanying four-year student access to an enhanced eText, containing simulations, animations, worked solutions, videos and much more. The enhanced eText is also available to buy separately and works on desktops and tablets.Follows the organizational structure of the new Biology guide, with a focus on the Essential Ideas, Understanding, Applications & Skills for complete syllabus-matching. Written by the highly experienced IB author team of Alan Damon, Randy McGonegal, Patricia Tosto and William Ward, you can be confident that you and your students have all the resources you will need for the new Biology curriculum.
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